Student & Young Professional Activities

IEEE and EMBS student and young professional members, EMBC16 is on the cutting edge!

While you will be attending scientific events and doing your research presentations, please also check out the list of exciting networking and professional development events we have planned for you.

The program includes several new sessions along with favorites from prior conferences. We hope you will join us for these events!

Student Paper Competition: August 17

All conference attendees are welcome to watch the student finalists present their work to the judges for the IEEE-EMBS Student Paper Competition.

  • Student Paper Competition I: 8:00-9:30am, Atlantic B
  • Student Paper Competition II: 11:00am-12:30pm, Atlantic B
  • Student Paper Competition III: 5:00-7:00pm, Atlantic B

Lunch with Leaders: August 17, 18, 19

Registration Required. Hungry for a chat? All students are invited to register for a free lunch to meet leaders within the biomedical engineering community. Supported by the EMB Member and Student Activities Committee.

No Registration? Feel free to come and we will add you to the waiting list!

  • Lunch with Leaders I: Weds. August 17, 12:30-2:00pm, West Rotunda
  • Lunch with Leaders II: Thurs. August 18, 12:30-2:00pm, West Rotunda
  • Lunch with Leaders III: Fri. August 19, 12:30-2:00pm, West Rotunda

NEW – Networking & Careers: August 17 & 19

Looking for advice on professional careers? Come to these networking sessions to have an opportunity to ask your questions to a panel of professionals with a variety of experience in an casual setting. Refreshments provided.

  • Networking I: Navigating your Academic Career In Biomedical Engineering
    Weds. August 17, 5:00-7:00pm, Pastoral 2
  • Networking II: Launching your Professional Career In Biomedical Engineering
    Fri. August 19, 5:00-7:00pm, Grand Republic 2

Learn About EMBS: August 18

Learn about EMBS publications and have an opportunity to speak with editors, or learn about the summer schools, how to start an EMBS Club or Chapter, and the International Student Conferences offered by EMBS.

  • Meet the Editors of EMBS Publications: 3:30-5:00pm, Pacific
  • Volunteer Activities: Summer Schools/Chapters/International Student Conferences: 5:00-7:00pm, Grand Republic D

Writing and Presentation: August 18 & 19

These workshops provide words of wisdom and some lasting and insightful “do” and “don’t” tips for enhancing your skills in technical writing, presentation, and poster design and delivery.

  • Technical Writing Workshop: Getting Published in BME Journals
    Thurs. August 18, 5:00-7:00pm, Grand Republic C
  • Tips on Effective Presentation/Poster Design and Delivery
    Fri. August 19, 3:00-5:00pm, Pastoral 3

Women in Engineering: August 19

Registration Full. Hear from a diverse set of speakers about their career journey and where life has taken them, whilst networking with your peers. All genders are encouraged to attend. This luncheon is supported by EMBS and WIE, Women in Engineering: free to join for Students, Graduate Student Members and Life Members (IEEE WIE member dues are US $25 annually).

  • IEEE Women in Engineering Luncheon & Minisymposium
    Fri. August 19, 12:30-2:00pm, Grand Republic A

NEW – NSF Research Forum: August 19

This session will include information about preparing and applying for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program and presentations from students and young professionals selected for the NSF award!

  • NSF Program Information Session and Young Professional Research Forum
    11:00am-12:30pm, Grand Republic D

Student Reception: August 19

Registration Required. All undergraduate, graduate and Young Professionals attending EMBC’16 are invited to network over snacks and refreshments. Supported by the EMB Member and Student Activities Committee.

No Registration? Feel free to come and we will add you to the waiting list!

  • Student & Young Professional Reception
    7:00-9:00pm, Grand Republic B

NEW – Design Challenge: August 19 & 20

Registration Required. This program is structured to inspire, instruct, challenge and empower attendees as they deepen their understanding of current health challenges and work together to imagine solutions for the future using combined engineering and design savvy. The program includes talks from renowned thought leaders and interactive design studios for hands-on exploration, culminating in a “World Café” where teams share insights.

  • Design Challenge Keynote Address
    Fri. August 19, 5:00-6:00pm, Atlantic B
  • Student, Industry Reception & Demo
    Fri, August 19, 7:00-9:00pm, Grand Republic B
  • Industry Technology Showcase
    Sat. August 20, 8:30am-2:00pm, Sorcerer’s Apprentice 1,2
  • Continental Breakfast
    8:30-9:30am, Sorcerer’s Apprentice 3
  • Breakout Sessions and Workshops, Sat. August 20, 9:30am-12:30pm
    • Design Greenhouse: Fantasia K
    • Hall of Dragons: Fantasia L
    • Human Factors: Starts at 10:45am, Fantasia M
    • Ethics Workshop: Fantasia N
    • Lab Startup: Starts at 10:45am, Fantasia P
  • World Café, Lunch, Idea Exchange
    Sat. August 20, 12:30-2:00pm, Sorcerer’s Apprentice 3